Brave Capetonians bust alleged robbers at shopping centre

2018-02-21 17:02


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Cape Town – A group of Capetonians saved the day when they banded together to stop a robbery at a Kenridge shopping centre in Bellville on Wednesday.

The occupants of a VW Jetta were apprehended by civilians after they allegedly stole items out of another vehicle, according to police.

"A civilian with a bakkie prevented the suspects from leaving the parking area by blocking them," said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut.

Two suspects were arrested by members of the public with the assistance of security personnel, and then handed over to the police for further detention.

Two others managed to flee the scene.

"The circumstances surrounding the matter are being investigated," added Traut.

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